Friday, April 09, 2010

Tastes Like Chicken, Weapons Grade, -and- Weekend at Bernie's

Tastes Like Chicken - new KFC "sandwich" packs 1228 calories
Weapons Grade - students protest bans on concealed carry
Weekend at Bernie's - women try to smuggle corpse onto plane

On this day in history: April 9, 1992 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering by a federal court in Miami.

Born on this day in history: April 9, 1926 - Hugh Hefner (1926 - ) Born in Chicago, IL, editor and publisher Hugh Hefner grew up in a family of strict Methodists, and then invested $10,000 to start "Playboy" magazine in 1953, with Marilyn Monroe posing nude in the first issue. He went on to influence the country's views on sexuality and to build an empire of Playboy media, real estate, nightclubs and more.

Scripture of the Day: The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. — Hebrews 1:3

Video of the Day: Will it blend? iPad - submitted by Danica

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing through Walmart on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Intel demos software that reads your mind
Apple adds multitasking, iAd platform to OS 4
iPhone OS 4 makes the iPhone more like a PC

"King of the Hill"
I have created an environment from which it shall prove difficult for us to extricate ourselves: I installed an extra laptop (I have a wide-screen 9500-series HP laptop on a laptop desk tethered to the 49" Vizio LCD HDTV, and Laura has a 15.4" Amax laptop perched at the ready near her desktop system in the living room) in the bedroom, atop the might stand on my side of the bed.

I placed Seasons 1 through 6 of "King of the Hill" in our watch instantly queue at Netflix. We enjoyed the first three episodes of season one last evening. There was no time to view Hank and the gang this morning, but tonight and tomorrow morning shall offer excellent viewing opportunities!

Photography Contest

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